Good short haircuts for guys
If you have a full head of hair or even receding at the temples a bit, the Pompadour is a great hairstyle option. This timeless classic is mature, yet still a bit edgy. For this style, the hair is cut clipper short on the sides and back and blended into significant length on top.
Hairstyles for Men Over 50: Textured LayersPhoto © Robin Skjoldborg | Getty Images
This textured layer cut is a great option for the mature man who has a fairly full head of hair and wants a little more length. The hair is cut in short layers all over the head and styled with a matte finish paste (such as Baxter of California Clay Pomade).
Hairstyles for Men Over 50: The Short CaesarPhoto © People Images | Getty Images
This short Caesar is a good option for men who are thinning on top. The hair is cut in short layers using shears (or a long clipper guard) and worn forward wit a very light styling product.
Hairstyles for Men Over 50: The BuzzcutPhoto © Tim Merton | Getty Images
The buzzcut is a good option for men who want a low-maintenance style (and can even be done at home). For this cut, the hair is clipped short using a number four guard on top and a number three on the sides and back).
Hairstyles for Men Over 50: The Short CropPhoto © Westend61 | Getty Images
This short crop is another great option for men who want a low-maintenance haircut, especially those who are thinning on top. For this style, the hair is cut finger length on top and tapered shorter on the sides and back. For styling, I recommend a light paste or cream such as Kevin Murphy Easy Rider. A short, cropped beard is a good option as well. Keep the beard trimmed neat and shave the neck regularly. On an older guy, an unkempt beard tends to make him look, well, older. Keeping it trimmed shows you still care about how you look.
Hairstyles for Men Over 50: A Loose, Wavy ShagPhoto © monument images | Getty Images
Just because you are older, doesn't mean you have to go short. This loose, wavy shag is a great option for the mature man who still has enough hair to support it. The hair is cut in long, loose layers and styled with fingers using a bit of styling paste (Redken for Men Maneuver Working Wax is a good option).
Hairstyles for Men Over 50: Long LayersPhoto © Robin Skjoldborg | Getty Images
I love this long, layered haircut - if you have a great head to gray hair, this is option will keep you looking hip and youthful. Make sure to use a good shampoo for gray hair (such as American Crew Gray Shampoo) to keep the hair looking bright.
Hairstyles for Men Over 50: The Classic TaperPhoto © Compassionate Eye Foundation/Natasha Alipour Faridan | Getty Images
No matter what age you are, you can't go wrong with a classic taper - the quintessential men's haircut that never goes out os style. The hair is tapered short on the sides and back and blends into longer length on top. For versatility, the hair can be worn parted neatly to the side or loose for a more casual look.
Hairstyles for Men Over 50: The Classic CaesarPhoto © image source | Getty Images
This is another men's haircut that almost never goes out of style. George Clooney rocked it for years, with good reason. The cut is short and easy to maintain, yet there is enough length to give you some options should you want to change it up a bit.